Vanuatu's Deputy Prime Minister Bob Loughman has called on all farmers to join the country's newly established Cooperative Business Network.
The network is designed to link farmers' cooperatives throughout the country in line with the former Vanuatu Cooperative Federation.
The federation was formed during the struggle for independence as a road to economic independence during the colonial period.
Cooperatives were set up in most of the islands which sent their produce in the federation's ships to be sold in Port Vila.
The new network is seeking to revive that model.